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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,296
Posted By Jack Conrad
What you need is a Linhoff Super Technica 23. And...

What you need is a Linhoff Super Technica 23. And I have just the kit for you. The point is not about images anymore. That's sooo passe'. It's about fondling classic 50's German cameras.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2019
Replies: 268
Views: 65,584
Posted By Jack Conrad
Don't know what you did there...but WOW!:angel:

Don't know what you did there...but WOW!:angel:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,684
Posted By Jack Conrad
This is what I do. Put the item up as Buy it Now...

This is what I do. Put the item up as Buy it Now at a rather high price
with a make offer option, but place a minimum on the offer that matches
what you wanted for the item to begin with.
If the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-12-2018
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,216
Posted By Jack Conrad
Vintage photogravure 8x10 copper printing plate....

Vintage photogravure 8x10 copper printing plate.



https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/31982032138_4104028e67_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QJ9gVd)untitledmamiya c330f-10 (https://flic.kr/p/QJ9gVd) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-21-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By Jack Conrad
A couple of tintypes I found locally and sold on...

A couple of tintypes I found locally and sold on line. The man on the left is the same guy in both photos, which makes me think he was possibly the photographer as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,918
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1908/43539853690_21...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1908/43539853690_21cd4d75bc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29kt8AA)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jack Conrad
I recently acquired a Sankyo Kohki Komura 300mm...

I recently acquired a Sankyo Kohki Komura 300mm f5 lens
that has an Exakta mount adapter on an ltm screw thread.

It screwed right on my Leica III.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 4,682
Posted By Jack Conrad
This weekend I was at an outdoor market and found...

This weekend I was at an outdoor market and found 3 cameras. A Voigtlander Brilliant in nice shape, an Ansco Model A wood and brass red bellows camera and a stripped Diax IIb body with a box full of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By Jack Conrad
I'm just sitting here waiting for Google to tell...

I'm just sitting here waiting for Google to tell me where to go next.



Oh heh, I've got email...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2018
Replies: 203
Views: 10,693
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1927/44282409184_70...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1927/44282409184_70659ed141_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2at5Vtw)DSCF3065 (https://flic.kr/p/2at5Vtw) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,782
Posted By Jack Conrad
A while back I found a champagne one in a junk...

A while back I found a champagne one in a junk bin at a Thrift Store with a battery in it. It worked fine. It was scuffed but heck,
the battery alone was worth more than the $2 I paid for it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2018
Replies: 381
Views: 52,739
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/924/41225443980_e55...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/924/41225443980_e55d90a154_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25NXbdU)DSCF4443 (https://flic.kr/p/25NXbdU) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Jack Conrad
I love my X-T1...still don't feel a need for...

I love my X-T1...still don't feel a need for anything more.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2018
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Lol. Yeah, it is a bit of a beast. It's a good...

Lol. Yeah, it is a bit of a beast. It's a good thing I have a pickup truck and a furniture dolly, I was able to get it home without too much trouble. :D
Forum: Other RF 06-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jack Conrad
I'd sure like to find (in the wild) one of these...

I'd sure like to find (in the wild) one of these exquisite little beauties to fondle and play with.

That video in the op of the girl selling the kit was very well done.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2018
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
The gent who sold me his Nikon F3 a few weeks ago...

The gent who sold me his Nikon F3 a few weeks ago came back and sold
me this Mamiya C330f, like new in the original box with the accessory porro finder. He and a friend attempted to start a wedding...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 72,012
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/27976795797_1d...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/27976795797_1df0389471_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JCdoGe)
Juggling Time (https://flic.kr/p/JCdoGe) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-08-2018
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/27794301007_6b...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/27794301007_6b679f6d98_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jm64mk)Rolleiflex 3.5e (https://flic.kr/p/Jm64mk) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By Jack Conrad
See? This would never have happened if they'd...

See? This would never have happened if they'd been shooting film. :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 87,967
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/42399239821_a8...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/42399239821_a8d96fd904_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27AFbQe)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
I used a copy stand, a Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 and a...

I used a copy stand, a Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 and a little light box.
Pretty easy, really. Inverted and touched up in LR.
Apparently it was a USAF Marching band outfit in China in 1935.

These three...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Got this 1930 Zeiss Ikon Cocarette in a trade for...

Got this 1930 Zeiss Ikon Cocarette in a trade for copying a few old
120 6x9 negs from around 1935 that came in a negative film holder.
Like...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Jack Conrad
About a year ago, my XT-1 rubber grip started...

About a year ago, my XT-1 rubber grip started falling off, so I removed it,
trimmed the stretched excess off with scissors and glued the grip back on with super glue. Perhaps not the most elegant...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-11-2018
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,578
Posted By Jack Conrad
super...

super ikonta



https://farm1.staticflickr.com/976/41150415865_c4d38a9d1a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25GjCYH)zeiss super ikonta (https://flic.kr/p/25GjCYH) by jackcb...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2018
Replies: 377
Views: 46,685
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/945/28050294818_7a9...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/945/28050294818_7a9a1ddee6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JJH6oJ)oly xa (https://flic.kr/p/JJH6oJ) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 87,967
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/949/41826240842_c8f...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/949/41826240842_c8fb95a9a0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26J3qcu)oly xa (https://flic.kr/p/26J3qcu) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2018
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Another more festive shot of the...

Another more festive shot of the OM-1n.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/41546745822_c3a34d4a10_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26ikW4Q)DSCF4285 (1) (https://flic.kr/p/26ikW4Q) by jackcb...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2018
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Olympus OM-1n This has to be the most pristine...

Olympus OM-1n
This has to be the most pristine little gem of an OM I've ever come across.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/803/27715452458_1b058686e1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Je7WqA)DSCF4279...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-12-2018
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,281
Posted By Jack Conrad
I sold one of those lenses for something like...

I sold one of those lenses for something like $860.00 a while back.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2018
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/814/40707221324_76a...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/814/40707221324_76a8c1e94b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/252a9Fw)DSCF4243 (https://flic.kr/p/252a9Fw) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Jack Conrad
If it were mine, I'd take a small art brush and...

If it were mine, I'd take a small art brush and dribble some naptha (lighter fluid)
into the focus helical from the front around the focus tab ring first. That might soften up the grease enough to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,985
Posted By Jack Conrad
I suggest a moment of silent reflection over the...

I suggest a moment of silent reflection over the fate of those poor Neanderthal peoples, likely driven to extinction by the callous intrusion of modern man into their lands. Shame on us all. Shame,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-08-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 4,031
Posted By Jack Conrad
Too bad it's not done up in shiny gold.

Too bad it's not done up in shiny gold.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Jack Conrad
This is my favorite. I call it "Clam Diggers"....

This is my favorite. I call it "Clam Diggers".
It was my niece's 16th birthday. My family had a little party at a local lakeside park and while I was taking pics of the birthday girl and joking...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,434
Posted By Jack Conrad
I happen to have one. I don't think this version...

I happen to have one. I don't think this version is really worth much more than any other Nikon F, though. Maybe a slight premium. Not long ago, maybe a year ago I had a smooth functioning but ugly...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-15-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Jack Conrad
My Crown Graphic Special 4x5 has a fresnel screen...

My Crown Graphic Special 4x5 has a fresnel screen that sits between the
lens and the ground glass. I haven't shot with it yet, though it appears to focus
ok. I'm probably going to sell it here...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,434
Posted By Jack Conrad
Red dot F's have a red dot just left of the...

Red dot F's have a red dot just left of the serial number on the left hand top plate next to the rewind knob. Often, the red dot looks more like a black dot because it's filled in with grime.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 107,675
Posted By Jack Conrad
Picked up this Exacta VX-IIa kit this past...

Picked up this Exacta VX-IIa kit this past weekend. The camera is a bit rough, but basically functional. Weird shutter speeds. It came with the extra focus screen from a VX-500.

The lenses vary in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-28-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 31,109
Posted By Jack Conrad
$5.00 Konica C35 Automatic....

$5.00 Konica C35 Automatic.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/607/22796376411_2789cafbd3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AJrouB)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7493/15490677934_8748fe22a6_z.jpg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jack Conrad
Don't know either, but I just got a question from...

Don't know either, but I just got a question from someone. It reads:

"this is really not a question at all but i just wanted to say how utterly amazed when I saw all seven of these cameras in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jack Conrad
Nice shot of the work van, Sunshine. Too bad that...

Nice shot of the work van, Sunshine. Too bad that stupid car got in the way. :p
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jack Conrad
Steve, I still don't even have a smart phone. I...

Steve, I still don't even have a smart phone. I feel like if I get one, it'll suck me into some sort of technological time continuum and I won't be able to get back to the 50's, where I'm more...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jack Conrad
Plastic Fantastics

Digging around my seemingly endless boxes of film cameras I've found at junk stores and garage sales over the past few years, I
dug out these little beasts. Funny how they all seem to have developed...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,210
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/16112263742_fe...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/16112263742_fe66daabce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qxMyEJ)Swimteam (https://flic.kr/p/qxMyEJ) by Jack Conrad (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-18-2018
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4701/27994788619_06...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4701/27994788619_068bbc9814_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JDNBki)DSCF4048 (https://flic.kr/p/JDNBki) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-17-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jack Conrad
Agree 100%. I don't bother with any of the other...

Agree 100%. I don't bother with any of the other focus aids either.
They just get in the way. :) Oh, and make sure the diopter is set to your eyesight. Manual focus is easy with the XT-1.
My only...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2018
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4686/39490434191_94...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4686/39490434191_94b875c0aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23aCNg2)Rolleiflex 3.5e (https://flic.kr/p/23aCNg2) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2017
Replies: 2,128
Views: 594,467
Posted By Jack Conrad
1936 Leica IIIa w/Scratchar 5cm...

1936 Leica IIIa w/Scratchar 5cm f2:rolleyes:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4737/39303243001_a622085b11_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22T6oQH)Leica IIIa (https://flic.kr/p/22T6oQH) by jackcb...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By Jack Conrad
Awesome shot. The cat has obviously put you in a...

Awesome shot. The cat has obviously put you in a trance like state. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By Jack Conrad
Yes, soft and fluffy, but when combined they...

Yes, soft and fluffy, but when combined they cancel each other out,
and all that's left is, um... metaphorical emptiness.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By Jack Conrad
Cats are cool...but cats and bokeh? :eek:... Not...

Cats are cool...but cats and bokeh? :eek:... Not ok.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4593/38345740045_1042b66fa1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21qtWz4)DSCF3497 (https://flic.kr/p/21qtWz4) by jackcb...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-21-2017
Replies: 2,128
Views: 594,467
Posted By Jack Conrad
Leica Ia taken with a Canon TS 35/2.8...

Leica Ia taken with a Canon TS 35/2.8

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4690/25235209918_f062b0b6db_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ErX3Jb)DSCF3903 (https://flic.kr/p/ErX3Jb) by jackcb...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2017
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,439,086
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4596/25343847798_ef...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4596/25343847798_ef609b56fc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EBxQZ5)_3050809 (https://flic.kr/p/EBxQZ5) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,216
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4735/25303239568_61...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4735/25303239568_6199fc9f60_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ExXHzb)DSCF3924 (https://flic.kr/p/ExXHzb) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2017
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
This past Sunday I came home with this nice...

This past Sunday I came home with this nice collection of Barnacks.
Interestingly, the original owner of these cameras was a photographer for
the Studebaker car company.

IIIf, IIIa and the lovely...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Jack Conrad
Excellent work!

Excellent work!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,659
Posted By Jack Conrad
You may have already done it, but the first thing...

You may have already done it, but the first thing I always do when electronics get wonky is clean the contact points on the battery and inside the battery compartment.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2017
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,288
Posted By Jack Conrad
Getting ready for...

Getting ready for Christmas

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4563/38573740226_c1af9c01b1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21LCv5E)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-17-2017
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
Same camera, different scene....

Same camera, different scene.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4577/24621584488_54c609f5c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DvJ4go)1956 Rolleiflex 3.5e Planar (https://flic.kr/p/DvJ4go) by jackcb...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-17-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,764
Posted By Jack Conrad
I'm an advocate of finding and promoting dead...

I'm an advocate of finding and promoting dead peoples art and selling it. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2017
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Just picked this Nikon F kit up at the antique...

Just picked this Nikon F kit up at the antique market this past weekend.
Looks to be set up for astro work. I bought it for the 24/2.8 ais lens, but
it appears to be a red dot version of the F....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-09-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By Jack Conrad
Excellent image. Very cinematic. As I recall,...

Excellent image. Very cinematic.
As I recall, you're supposed to be able to tell a Tessar type (Solinar) from a Triplet (Agnar) by counting light reflections in the glass. You'll need to open the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 3,986
Posted By Jack Conrad
Somewhere they mentioned that many schools won't...

Somewhere they mentioned that many schools won't allow used equipment to be budgeted or purchased, which might offer a potential untapped market for this rather flexible new product. More economical...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2017
Replies: 268
Views: 65,584
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4561/38255496551_7d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4561/38255496551_7d981ac37c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21hvqjK)DSCF3672 (https://flic.kr/p/21hvqjK) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2017
Replies: 268
Views: 65,584
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4529/38200875576_13...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4529/38200875576_134be63d08_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21cFtpN)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,629
Posted By Jack Conrad
I've had several M3's over the years and I've...

I've had several M3's over the years and I've come to realize it's
the black paint that makes the camera. :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2017
Replies: 298
Views: 29,988
Posted By Jack Conrad
Kodak no.5 cartridge 5x7 and African...

Kodak no.5 cartridge 5x7 and African reliquary.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4541/38145987292_f46a9902ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/217Qa35)DSCF3701 (https://flic.kr/p/217Qa35) by jackcb...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By Jack Conrad
That's encouraging. Thanks.

That's encouraging. Thanks.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By Jack Conrad
Thanks for your input, David. Apparently I...

Thanks for your input, David.
Apparently I looked at this camera a year or so ago for the lady, but I can't recall if I looked very carefully at its condition such as shutter curtains, lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By Jack Conrad
1938 Leica Standard (model E)???

I'm being offered to purchase this camera for $300. The owner sent me the pics. In your opinion, is it worth it? At this point I don't know any more about its condition than you do. The lens looks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2017
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,288
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/24041524038_e5...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/24041524038_e548f5c921_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CCt6v9)DSCF3695 (1) (https://flic.kr/p/CCt6v9) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-20-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,527
Posted By Jack Conrad
As luck has it, I had an original Thambar for a...

As luck has it, I had an original Thambar for a short time and played with it a bit.

It's a difficult lens to control in outdoor ambient light situations,
which makes it tough for street, but for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,399
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/37343275082_5f...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/37343275082_5faba13352_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YTU3Eo)_DSC5479 (https://flic.kr/p/YTU3Eo) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 1,843
Posted By Jack Conrad
Who's Joni Mitchell?

Who's Joni Mitchell?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,159
Posted By Jack Conrad
Why clutter up a perfectly good title with a...

Why clutter up a perfectly good title with a boring old picture?
Forum: RFF News 08-28-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jack Conrad
Whatsa Leica?

Whatsa Leica?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,023
Posted By Jack Conrad
The camera is an excellent candidate for a...

The camera is an excellent candidate for a steampunk project.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2017
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Bought a box of old camera stuff and this...

Bought a box of old camera stuff and this Rolleiflex 3.5e was in it,
along with some other stuff, including this vintage New York City Press Badge. Lucky find. Wish I knew more about the badge.
I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jack Conrad
Probably M39. Cool lens. It's gotta be worth a...

Probably M39. Cool lens. It's gotta be worth a $1,000,000.00
to somebody. I like it, but I already spent $5.00 on a Helios and I'm strapped for money.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jack Conrad
I don't know, syndrome sounds better than...

I don't know, syndrome sounds better than disorder.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Jack Conrad
There appears to be another one for sale at less...

There appears to be another one for sale at less than half the price.
Check it out....
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-12-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,383
Posted By Jack Conrad
Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5

Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,091
Posted By Jack Conrad
I haven't used it much recently, but...

I haven't used it much recently, but testing,,,testing.

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/file-1769.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 12,615
Posted By Jack Conrad
Yeah, I got the refund too. I don't understand...

Yeah, I got the refund too.
I don't understand scams like this. Do they treat it like short term loans
without interest?
Forum: Yashica RF 06-01-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By Jack Conrad
I had one of these too and didn't use it, and...

I had one of these too and didn't use it, and unfortunately didn't keep.
Very nice camera though. Probably my favorite Yashica rf.
According to one Japanese fixed lens testing site I looked...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-30-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Jack Conrad
Thanks Huss, I'll keep this in mind.

Thanks Huss, I'll keep this in mind.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Jack Conrad
Hmm. Since I don't have an F, I can't be certain,...

Hmm. Since I don't have an F, I can't be certain, but unless I'm forgetting something, on the E there is only one clip spring in the on/off switch mechanism. There aren't two springs.
If that spring...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Jack Conrad
My 3.5E lifts up and snaps positively into the...

My 3.5E lifts up and snaps positively into the lock position. It doesn't
travel beyond that point.
Maybe the spring clip in your lock mechanism is out of position or not seated properly.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Jack Conrad
I recently had the same problem with a late 50's...

I recently had the same problem with a late 50's Ricoh 500
and was able to access the focus lever from inside the film gate.
No top removal necessary. I just applied some naptha judiciously
to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By Jack Conrad
The camera itself is probably ok. The problem is...

The camera itself is probably ok. The problem is that the lens auto aperture pin is somehow frozen in it's pushed in position.
An issue for another day, perhaps.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By Jack Conrad
It appears that I have that camera with a DS...

It appears that I have that camera with a DS 50/1.4 lens.
Never tried it. In fact I forgot all about it. Don't know if it even works.
Has an M42 screw mount. The aperture doesn't respond to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2017
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Local purchase. Early Canon F-1 with an...

Local purchase. Early Canon F-1 with an interesting Tilt/Shift 35/2.8 lens.
The camera needs light seals, but the lens looks to be in excellent...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-17-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,610
Posted By Jack Conrad
Good response. I wouldn't put up with that crap...

Good response. I wouldn't put up with that crap either.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,805
Posted By Jack Conrad
Haters, please dispense with 6x7 formatiphobia...

Haters, please dispense with 6x7 formatiphobia before it becomes a viral internet meme.

All formats are equal. :angel:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 12,615
Posted By Jack Conrad
I bought some just to see what happens.

I bought some just to see what happens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,750
Posted By Jack Conrad
"Holy Kodachrome, Batman. This was before Dr....

"Holy Kodachrome, Batman. This was before Dr. Digital took over Gotham."
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-01-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By Jack Conrad
Fujifilm TX-1

Is anyone shooting with this camera?
I'd love to see some examples. I'm a bit intimidated by the pano format. :o

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2902/33038005572_e238701d88_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2017
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Never thought I'd see one of these here in the...

Never thought I'd see one of these here in the wild, let alone bring it home.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/629/32662508440_8d6f6f7955_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RLgTPf)Fujifilm TX-1...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2017
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
One...

One more.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2098/32809371546_9c1782629b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RZfB6L)Rolleiflex 3.5E (https://flic.kr/p/RZfB6L) by jackcb...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2017
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2923/32707125541_551...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2923/32707125541_551376b4c8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RQdyVB)Rolleiflex 3.5E Planar (https://flic.kr/p/RQdyVB) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2017
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
Rolleiflex. Even a beater is...

Rolleiflex. Even a beater is beautiful.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2875/32449828640_787e3d735e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RrtRw9)Rolleiflex 3.5E Planar (https://flic.kr/p/RrtRw9) by jackcb...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2017
Replies: 263
Views: 33,547
Posted By Jack Conrad
Helios 44M-4...

Helios 44M-4 2/58
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2529/32811649405_93daaf5086_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RZshec)
Helios 44M-4 b/w (https://flic.kr/p/RZshec) by jackcb...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-02-2017
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/555/31854117693_ce5a...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/555/31854117693_ce5a779dc3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QwQFpK)Rolleiflex 3.5e (https://flic.kr/p/QwQFpK) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-03-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 11,801
Posted By Jack Conrad
I just picked up an X-T1 ...really like it with...

I just picked up an X-T1 ...really like it with the 35/2.

One thing I find awkward is the focus magnification button location for mf lenses. Whenever I use it, my thumb smudges my right eye glass....
Forum: RFF News 12-03-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,754
Posted By Jack Conrad
I demand a recount! Haha. Just kidding. :D

I demand a recount!



Haha. Just kidding. :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,314
Posted By Jack Conrad
Superb. Excellent subject matter.

Superb. Excellent subject matter.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-27-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 8,730
Posted By Jack Conrad
Pretty amazing how you nailed the focus...

Pretty amazing how you nailed the focus (manually) on your dog's eyes as he ran toward you with such narrow depth of field. Kudos.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-11-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,854
Posted By Jack Conrad
The box is nice...and the lens cap is "real.

The box is nice...and the lens cap is "real.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-06-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,092
Posted By Jack Conrad
I'm feeling hurt by all the anti-patriarchal...

I'm feeling hurt by all the anti-patriarchal micro aggressions occurring in this thread. :p
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
FYI, the Thambar has been sold, pending shipping...

FYI, the Thambar has been sold, pending shipping and inspection, to (I believe) a very fortunate gentleman in CA.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
Oh, and this lens is for sale here on RFF...

Oh, and this lens is for sale here on RFF "exclusively" in the classified ads, if anyone's interested. I'll probably regret it, but I'm not a collector, or really
even much of a serious photographer.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
Here's another shot, taken wide open with the...

Here's another shot, taken wide open with the spot filter. "Portrait of a Pentax"
By the way, this lens makes me look prettier than I really am....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2016
Replies: 407
Views: 72,012
Posted By Jack Conrad
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconra...

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/_2011770.jpg (http://s915.photobucket.com/user/jackconrad/media/_2011770.jpg.html)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2016
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Thanks, Helen. I got this 1958 Pentax K a couple...

Thanks, Helen.
I got this 1958 Pentax K a couple months ago, but was just able to put this little kit together over the weekend. Also, I'm trying to learn how to shoot product shots of camera gear....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2016
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Picked up this Rolleicord V kit a couple days...

Picked up this Rolleicord V kit a couple days ago. Speeds are right on. I think this will be a fine shooter. Clean as a whistle.
https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8087/28565029724_89da31902e_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 7,879
Posted By Jack Conrad
I like a bit of controversy in a thread. Sort of...

I like a bit of controversy in a thread. Sort of like dissonance in a jazz lick,
it's a coffee buzz for a forum thread. Though too much might cause a headache.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 7,879
Posted By Jack Conrad
There's the 1956 Agfa Automatic 66 folder,...

There's the 1956 Agfa Automatic 66 folder, ostensibly the first auto aperture priority camera. Pretty cool. I got to inspect and cla one for a week before the
owner sold it on ebay for over $2000....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
Thanks for popping in and commenting, Roger.

Thanks for popping in and commenting, Roger.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-11-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 11,634
Posted By Jack Conrad
What ever you do, don't boil your front lens...

What ever you do, don't boil your front lens group. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
I bet you could really make this lens sing,...

I bet you could really make this lens sing, considering how you tend to process your images with a sort of romantic soft/sharp glow. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
A couple more shots of the Thambar....

A couple more shots of the Thambar.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8766/28825897631_38d868df95_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KVfg62)
Leitz Thambar 9cm f2.2 (https://flic.kr/p/KVfg62) by jackcb...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
Hey thanks. Didn't know that. Here's an...

Hey thanks. Didn't know that.
Here's an "Interview With Max Berek."

http://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2015/04/an-interview-with-max-berek.html
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
If or when I decide to sell the Thambar, I think...

If or when I decide to sell the Thambar, I think I might trade my old gear for something a bit more contemporary.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8221/28280747464_64479e5fd0_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
If I get another pet, I'm gonna name it Thambar.

If I get another pet, I'm gonna name it Thambar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
Holy Cow! The auction has it up over $3200 with 2...

Holy Cow! The auction has it up over $3200 with 2 hours to go.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
Thanks. The one up for auction is missing both...

Thanks. The one up for auction is missing both the stop filter and the front cover. Pretty much impossible to find those in order to make a complete set.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2016
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Pretty much stumbled on this Leitz Thambar 9cm...

Pretty much stumbled on this Leitz Thambar 9cm f2.2 locally about a week ago. :p

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8704/28861890046_47cc0cb073_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KYqJnU)Leitz Thambar 9cm f2.2...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jack Conrad
Leitz Thambar (going, going)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/172293803481?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I've been following this auction because I have one of these lenses and wanted to find out what they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2016
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,288
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8672/28828743966_5e9...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8672/28828743966_5e974442e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KVuRcL)
Leitz Thambar 9cm f2.2 (https://flic.kr/p/KVuRcL) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-31-2016
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,281
Posted By Jack Conrad
And here's another with the Thambar....

And here's another with the Thambar.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8757/28339608140_9eb73456e2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KbgUas)
Leitz Thambar 9cm f2.2 (https://flic.kr/p/KbgUas) by jackcb...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-31-2016
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,281
Posted By Jack Conrad
Here's one using the Leitz Thambar 9cm f2.2 @f2.6...

Here's one using the Leitz Thambar 9cm f2.2 @f2.6 with the stop filter... :eek:...interesting, even a little horrifying.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8277/28608341021_683f46949b_b.jpg...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-31-2016
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,281
Posted By Jack Conrad
Topcon RE Auto-Topcor 58mm f1.4 @1.4 This lens...

Topcon RE Auto-Topcor 58mm f1.4 @1.4
This lens rates really high on my list of favorite 50's.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8476/27983318053_d348c1ca5a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JCMPwV)
Topcon 58mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2016
Replies: 263
Views: 33,547
Posted By Jack Conrad
Topcon RE. Auto-Topcor 58/1.4 @ 1.4 I really like...

Topcon RE. Auto-Topcor 58/1.4 @ 1.4
I really like this lens.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8476/27983318053_d348c1ca5a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JCMPwV)Topcon 58mm f1.4 (https://flic.kr/p/JCMPwV) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,898
Posted By Jack Conrad
Totally blown....

Totally blown.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8831/27978324323_72a7b8f388_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JCme58)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/JCme58) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,216
Posted By Jack Conrad
Wink Antiques.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8714/27997474384_5d69b131b5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JE3nHA)Antiques (https://flic.kr/p/JE3nHA) by jackcb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2016
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Lol... Yes. The old gentleman likely fancied...

Lol...
Yes. The old gentleman likely fancied himself to be a fine portrait photographer. There are several diffusion filters in the kit as well.
Either that, or he had a homely wife... or kids... or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2016
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Oh, and it also came with a weird lens. A Thambar...

Oh, and it also came with a weird lens. A Thambar 9cm f2.2
Don't know what I'll do with it. Maybe just toss the old thing. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2016
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
Just picked this kit up last...

Just picked this kit up last Saturday.

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/Cameras/_DSC5627_zpsks96hsa5.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By Jack Conrad
Round wooden toothpicks are essential tools for...

Round wooden toothpicks are essential tools for cleaning cameras.
That said, I've also got an assortment of dental picks for digging out crud
from areas I'm not concerned about scratching. I might...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2016
Replies: 826
Views: 140,503
Posted By Jack Conrad
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconra...

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/_4033056_zpsv1irrf8x.jpg (http://s915.photobucket.com/user/jackconrad/media/_4033056_zpsv1irrf8x.jpg.html)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 13,135
Posted By Jack Conrad
Masonic...

Masonic Lodge.

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/652741f2.jpg (http://s915.photobucket.com/user/jackconrad/media/652741f2.jpg.html)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 13,135
Posted By Jack Conrad
Taken with a Zenobia 645 folder. This house had...

Taken with a Zenobia 645 folder.
This house had been burned, gutted from the inside and abandoned.


http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/file-170.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2016
Replies: 1,140
Views: 229,075
Posted By Jack Conrad
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconra...

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/_6167503_zpse9kpgee4.jpg (http://s915.photobucket.com/user/jackconrad/media/_6167503_zpse9kpgee4.jpg.html)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2016
Replies: 365
Views: 36,901
Posted By Jack Conrad
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconra...

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/file-1769.jpg (http://s915.photobucket.com/user/jackconrad/media/file-1769.jpg.html)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2016
Replies: 365
Views: 36,901
Posted By Jack Conrad
Sky vine. Taken with a Minolta MC...

Sky vine. Taken with a Minolta MC 58/1.4
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/_8060771_zps5wi8avaq.jpg (http://s915.photobucket.com/user/jackconrad/media/_8060771_zps5wi8avaq.jpg.html)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2016
Replies: 3,060
Views: 738,029
Posted By Jack Conrad
Photony, you're the Tesla of multiple exposure.

Photony, you're the Tesla of multiple exposure.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-30-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By Jack Conrad
Beautifully done. Shooting with it would be like...

Beautifully done. Shooting with it would be like pouring sweet cream into a cup
of tea, I imagine. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2016
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,251
Posted By Jack Conrad
Zeiss Icon Contarex...

Zeiss Icon Contarex Cyclops

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/Cameras/Contarex%20_zpsrws2eo9r.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-22-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,888
Posted By Jack Conrad
Ha. This brings to my mind this Zeiss Ikon...

Ha. This brings to my mind this Zeiss Ikon Contarex Edsel I recently acquired. ;)

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/_DSC5388_zpstmppql0l.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,499
Posted By Jack Conrad
Minolta XD is a simple ergonomically pleasing...

Minolta XD is a simple ergonomically pleasing camera that has modern functionality without much complexity.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,521
Posted By Jack Conrad
That's interesting. My Pentax K has a red R on...

That's interesting. My Pentax K has a red R on the rewind knob,
as can be seen in the photo I posted above.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,521
Posted By Jack Conrad
The example I have still seems to work fine after...

The example I have still seems to work fine after all these years.:)

Besides, I doubt anyone today would bother to buy a K or even a Spotmatic for the purpose of shooting thousands of rolls through...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,521
Posted By Jack Conrad
It's certainly an elegant little machine, though...

It's certainly an elegant little machine, though I haven't shot with it yet.
I'm still in the fondling and grooming stage myself.
Two things that slow it down compared to later iterations are the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-06-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,560
Posted By Jack Conrad
Beautiful memorable capture.

Beautiful memorable capture.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2016
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,251
Posted By Jack Conrad
Asahi Pentax K with matching 55/1.8 zebra...

Asahi Pentax K with matching 55/1.8 zebra

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/Cameras/DSC05255_zpskf8nuoxz.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,991
Posted By Jack Conrad
Camera coolness depends a lot on what jacket...

Camera coolness depends a lot on what jacket you're wearing.
Leica's cool with tweed. Nikon's cool with leather, and Canon's cool with corduroy. :)

By the way, the word cool is a cool word.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By Jack Conrad
According to McKeown's, it was made in the...

According to McKeown's, it was made in the 1940's... it didn't get more specific.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-16-2016
Replies: 173
Views: 33,925
Posted By Jack Conrad
Agfa Automatic 66

This is an Agfa Automatic 66. Built in 1956, it's the first aperture priority camera ever made. The crazy thing is, it uses a selenium meter (no battery) that controls the shutter speeds...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,753
Posted By Jack Conrad
When did they stop us from marrying our sisters?...

When did they stop us from marrying our sisters? :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,581
Posted By Jack Conrad
I've often wondered why a forum member would...

I've often wondered why a forum member would contribute information,
such as how to service Compur shutters or Sonnar lenses, along with attendant photos of the procedures, for free.

Not that I'm...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-07-2016
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,720
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1653/24589684290_dc...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1653/24589684290_dc4de4d9dc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DsUyrY)Rolleiflex MX-EVS (https://flic.kr/p/DsUyrY) by Jack Conrad (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-07-2016
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,578
Posted By Jack Conrad
Agfa Automatic 66

Here's an interesting and rare folder. An Agfa Automatic 66.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1469/24580387420_e02092138b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ds5UP7)Agfa Automatic 66 (https://flic.kr/p/Ds5UP7)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 9,416
Posted By Jack Conrad
Apparently, I collect common scratched hazy...

Apparently, I collect common scratched hazy fungus riddled third party zoom lenses from the 70's.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,045
Posted By Jack Conrad
Have you tried cleaning the battery contacts and...

Have you tried cleaning the battery contacts and pins with a dampened in alcohol q-tip?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,121
Posted By Jack Conrad
No complaints from me.

;)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1513/24230858250_b8ffbc6f40_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CVctY7)Hugo Meyer Trioplan 105/2.8 (https://flic.kr/p/CVctY7) by Jack Conrad...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,186
Posted By Jack Conrad
I just recently came across this original little...

I just recently came across this original little kit.
A 36/37 IIIa w/ a Summar and a Hugo Meyer Trioplan 105/2.8 lens. :)
The Leica needs some slow speed love, and the Summar is in a tad above...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,197
Posted By Jack Conrad
Lol...To be fair, you'd need to spray it real...

Lol...To be fair, you'd need to spray it real good with WD-40. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-04-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 6,515
Posted By Jack Conrad
To be honest, I was never a fan of her pop...

To be honest, I was never a fan of her pop music...but I do like her selfies.
Being this is RFF, I wonder which Polaroid camera she might have used? :rolleyes:
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-04-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 6,515
Posted By Jack Conrad
Yep. Me too... She's the Princess of Polaroids. :D

Yep. Me too... She's the Princess of Polaroids. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-02-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 6,515
Posted By Jack Conrad
I'm impressed by the lighting, the color, the...

I'm impressed by the lighting, the color, the composition and the cohesiveness
of her Polaroid project.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-02-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 6,515
Posted By Jack Conrad
A rhetorical question: Which would you rather...

A rhetorical question: Which would you rather discover under your bed?
A shoe box full of Stevie Nicks Polaroid selfies or a shoe box full of this
guys selfies?...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-02-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 6,515
Posted By Jack Conrad
Stevie Nicks: The Queen of Selfies

Well, I'm impressed. :)

https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/photographer/default.aspx?photographerID=164&photographID=12578
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,712
Posted By Jack Conrad
Lucky for who, the viewer? I'd call either side...

Lucky for who, the viewer? I'd call either side of the coin bad luck. :o
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,712
Posted By Jack Conrad
"Your freedoms end where my feelings begin"...

"Your freedoms end where my feelings begin" :eek:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,712
Posted By Jack Conrad
Speaking of photography restrictions, might it...

Speaking of photography restrictions, might it become litigious to take photos
of your own cameras to sell online?...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2015
Replies: 1,431
Views: 195,694
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/23563494731_01d...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/23563494731_01d188f6f8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BUe53x)Dusk (https://flic.kr/p/BUe53x) by Jack Conrad (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2015
Replies: 770
Views: 178,615
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8668/15476361924_bd...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8668/15476361924_bd52343cff_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pzApdh)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7578/15912922987_e7f2e5d731_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qfaTBa)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 6,153
Posted By Jack Conrad
I've had this #64 for about a week now looks like...

I've had this #64 for about a week now
looks like something the cat drug in
but still purrs like a kitten. :)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/671/23012072842_fb20a7b2f7_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2015
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By Jack Conrad
A Canon III off a table at the Flea Market. The...

A Canon III off a table at the Flea Market. The finder came with it.
The shutter curtains look great and sound normal at all speeds.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/631/22558574847_3545a535b9_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,209
Posted By Jack Conrad
I only collect cameras that pass the cat sniffing...

I only collect cameras that pass the cat sniffing test:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5761/22595078289_3a8286c6e7_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AqDFzk)Olympuss RC (https://flic.kr/p/AqDFzk)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 5,346
Posted By Jack Conrad
Konica C35 that I bought from a Thrift Store for...

Konica C35 that I bought from a Thrift Store for $5.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/607/22796376411_2789cafbd3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AJrouB)Konica C35 (https://flic.kr/p/AJrouB) by Jack Conrad...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Jack Conrad
Lol...Great fun.

Lol...Great fun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Jack Conrad
Thanks for the response, oftheherd. I've been out...

Thanks for the response, oftheherd. I've been out of commission the last couple days. I think the image is an illustration depicting the Puritan ethic, with Plymouth on the paddle alluding to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Jack Conrad
Found an old glass 1/2 plate photo

I'd like to share it here on RFF. It's obviously a studio shot, and
I'm guessing late 1800's. I have a theory of what it's illustrating
but thought I'd get some feedback before I jump to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2015
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,743
Posted By Jack Conrad
Old friends...

Old friends 1970's
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5637/21641433446_6978afe5dc.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yYo1bS)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/586/21479590240_8ee6273bf1.jpg...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-16-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,109
Posted By Jack Conrad
This is encouraging. Most people don't notice my...

This is encouraging.
Most people don't notice my photo's at all, so they must be good.
If my photo's were really bad, people would be distracted by them and trip over the coffee table. :D
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-28-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,530
Posted By Jack Conrad
Hey, my Petri 7s didn't come with one of those....

Hey, my Petri 7s didn't come with one of those.
I must be shopping in the wrong part of town. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-22-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,916
Posted By Jack Conrad
Mine doesn't have a converter, just plastic...

Mine doesn't have a converter, just plastic cartridges.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2015
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,251
Posted By Jack Conrad
Bronica SQ-Am...

Bronica SQ-Am
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/20151907806_84be9dcb7d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wGKN7j)Zenza Bronica SQ-Am (https://flic.kr/p/wGKN7j) by Jack Conrad...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By Jack Conrad
T-mount ?..............

T-mount ?..............
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,823
Posted By Jack Conrad
Fine, but then, you'd be the one in jail on...

Fine, but then, you'd be the one in jail on assault and battery, not the photographer. And besides, how does beating someone up qualify as having "more manners"?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,074
Posted By Jack Conrad
So what is it? A Nikon F?

So what is it? A Nikon F?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-22-2015
Replies: 1,431
Views: 195,694
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/333/19908010302_220...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/333/19908010302_220158b1ee_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wkcKSW)Rolleiflex 3.5e (https://flic.kr/p/wkcKSW) by Jack Conrad (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-21-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,098
Posted By Jack Conrad
A buxom girl in a bikini leaning in with deep...

A buxom girl in a bikini leaning in with deep cleavage and a big hammer would add to the vice-ness of the vice. Lol.......sorry. :o
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2015
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,288
Posted By Jack Conrad
This was taken with an M42 Isco-Gottengen Isconar...

This was taken with an M42 Isco-Gottengen Isconar 100/4.5 @f4.5
I'm very impressed with this little beauty. It's a triplet. Love the color straight out of the camera....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,413
Posted By Jack Conrad
Here's an example of bad bokeh. Nervous, wiry and...

Here's an example of bad bokeh. Nervous, wiry and full of aberrations. :D

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/Van_Gogh_-_Starry_Night_-_Google_Art_Project_zpschj7mvfu.jpg...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,413
Posted By Jack Conrad
Yesss, I agree. Personally, I'm appalled and...

Yesss, I agree. Personally, I'm appalled and offended by bokeh.
There is sufficient evidence that bokeh is often used to suppress in-focus regions in photography. I think it should be banned from RFF...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2015
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,251
Posted By Jack Conrad
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/392/19592370961_e6d...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/392/19592370961_e6d333a238_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vRj2ik)Olympus OM-2n (https://flic.kr/p/vRj2ik) by Jack Conrad (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,946
Posted By Jack Conrad
In the last photo, the father looks quite proud...

In the last photo, the father looks quite proud of how sharp his son's teeth are. :)
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